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St Andrews Aquarium

#14 of 54 things to do in St Andrews Features Animals
The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
+44 1334 474786
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Improved a great deal since my last visit

I arrived right on opening time which was good as I got there before the crowds. After lunch was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jazzer2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed it

Visited the aquarium today as was trying to keep my young son entertained on a trip to the area and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kimberleymc
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Glasgow
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Step through our doors and be transported into an underwater world of adventure and discovery. Come face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures of the watery worlds. From British sharks to spiders, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas, loveable seals...... and not to forget our fabulous meerkats. Get up close and personal with our daily interactive demonstrations which include Seal feeding at 12 noon and 3pm, Penguin feeding at 2pm, reptile and snake handling sessions at 11.20am and 2.20pm and an informative talk and feeding sessions with our family of Meerkats at 12.20pm and 3.20pm.
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  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

I arrived right on opening time which was good as I got there before the crowds. After lunch was really mobbed. This is understandable as I visited right in the middle of school summer holidays. The aquarium staff were all really friendly especially the lady...More

Thank jazzer2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the aquarium today as was trying to keep my young son entertained on a trip to the area and unfortunately the weather was not so good so we looked for an indoor venue and this was ideal. My son did enjoy looking at the...More

Thank Kimberleymc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our 2.5 year old really enjoyed our visit, there are lots of fish but also reptiles, penguins, seals and meerkats. The displays are very clean and well laid out. We attended the reptile handling session where the wee one touched a snake and a bearded...More

Thank Anna G
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. I like to think our team is the best in the business so it's good to hear they went the extra mile to help.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a small aquarium but enough to keep you interested for a couple of hours. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, try to go to as many of the talks as you can as the staff are good. Our fav was the meerkats, watch them...More

Thank HelenMc1
Andrew W, curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and i'm glad you enjoyed our talks; we think they are the high point of any visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last week with our toddler as I had the absolute pleasure to be feeding the meerkats lunch! The feeding experience was fantastic and something I would absolutely recommend. The meerkat handler was so informative and answered every one of my many questions -...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The meerkats are great animals to work with and I'm glad you enjoyed feeding them. It's not an experience most folks get very often. The Meerkats always look forward to climbing on new "furniture" especially if it comes with food. Yes our Annual Passes are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely aquarium. We went on a Sunday morning just after it opened and we had the place to ourselves. Loved the animals and the keepers were all very knowledgeable. Will definitely return in the future

Thank CoasterChick
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. But don't tell everybody that Sunday morning is nice and quiet or they will all come and ruin our Bacon Roll breakfast ;-) Glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you agian soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter, who is a student at University, and I visited here for several hours. The animal keepers were knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely worth visiting.More

Thank moakamom
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your trip and thank you for your review. I'm biased, but I also think that our staff and their talks make the visit special. Wherever I find myself in the World I always make a point of visiting the local zoos and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a massive place but we still managed to stay 2 hours because waited for talks. The staff were friendly and found it interesting listening to the talks. The good thing was there wasn't a massive gap between talks and that kept children entertained. Really...More

Thank Erika B
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the talks and thank you for your review. You are the first person that has ever mentioned that! And yes that's exactly why we did it; kids don't want to wait an hour between talks.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've always preferred this aquarium to others but out visit today was outstanding, seemed so much fresher than previous visits and much more to see. We love everything here, especially the cheeky penguins who kept swimming to the underwater windows to say hello, and the...More

Thank Beverly R
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you all enjoyed your visit; it's good to see that our efforts have been noticed. This past winter we have been very busy adding extra displays and improving some of the "tired" ones. It's great that you got chance to feed the Seals, they...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a father of a diverse family including a disabled 2 year old who us dependent on her wheelchair buggy for getting around, we arrived at the Aquarium to be told that much of the building and its attractions are not accessible to wheelchair users....More

Thank bigiainw_46
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You are correct "in this day and age" such a site would never be built without consideration to accessibility. However, in common with many tourist sites in Scotland this one is rather old and was developed long before folks thought about such things. Although we...More

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ruthpatersonx
24 March 2017|
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Response from Fraser K | Property representative |
Your entry fee is included in the price of the feeding experience...any other visitors would need to pay however.
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